Dubbed the island that has it all, Mallorca has a rich diversity that makes it unique: open countryside and mountains, beaches and clifftops providing bucolic paradise views, villages that will charm you with their culture, and the buzzing city life of Palma de Mallorca.
The best time to go is in the low season - April, May and mid September, October. If you visit in the height of summer (June, July, August) then wear plenty of sunscreen and a hat to withstand the heat.
From museums to archaeological sites, live music and wine tasting, Mallorca offers so many cultural activities along side the beaches. Experience the traditional Bullfighting or one of the many festivals to really appreciate the customs and dress.
Mallorca churns out a range of crafts including ceramics, glass, shoes. There is a whole community of artists and creatives living on the island. Some of the local designers Ana recommends to seek out include Act Series, TenTwelve, Oma Project, Lilibon Atelier, Datura Studios, or head to the historic centre of Pollença where you’ll find narrow cobbled streets dotted with shops selling pottery, and hand-crafted home interiors.
Photos: TenTwelve, BonViant
Located along the northern tip is Mirador Es Colomer, an all-year-round viewing point and the ultimate sundowner spot. Panoramic views of the coastline are dramatised on a windy day as the waves crash below, while on a clear day in summer, benefit from 360-degree views.
If you’re looking for the ultimate white sand beach, head to Es Trenc. The shallow waters make the shores Caribbean blue with the softest sand stretch. It is an unspoilt area with no toilets, showers or installations, so you’ll need to bring your own sunshade. Be sure to check out the nearby saltworks nearby and charming shack-like shop and café.